KarenWhalenDesigns

Handmade contemporary jewelry

Massachusetts, United States · 85 Sales

KarenWhalenDesigns

Handmade contemporary jewelry

Massachusetts, United States 85 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(35)

Announcement   Welcome to KAREN WHALEN DESIGNS. I love creating jewelry that is great for everyday wear and still special enough to wear for a fancy occasion. If you have a custom request, please feel free to contact me using the conversation button to send me a message. I would be thrilled to work with you to create that one off piece. Bridal orders MUST be placed EARLY to ensure that I can fill it on time. PLEASE try to order AT LEAST TWO weeks in advance if at all possible, thank you!

Visit my Shop Policies page for info on payment, shipping, etc.

DON'T FORGET TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS. IF YOU NEED A CUSTOM MADE ITEM CLICK THE CUSTOM BUTTON OR SEND ME A CONVO.

You can follow my shop at: facebook.com/KarenWhalenDesigns or twitter @KWhalenDesigns. Don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page to stay up to date on special promotions.

Thank you for stopping by.

KarenW

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 10, 2016

Welcome to KAREN WHALEN DESIGNS. I love creating jewelry that is great for everyday wear and still special enough to wear for a fancy occasion. If you have a custom request, please feel free to contact me using the conversation button to send me a message. I would be thrilled to work with you to create that one off piece. Bridal orders MUST be placed EARLY to ensure that I can fill it on time. PLEASE try to order AT LEAST TWO weeks in advance if at all possible, thank you!

Visit my Shop Policies page for info on payment, shipping, etc.

DON'T FORGET TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS. IF YOU NEED A CUSTOM MADE ITEM CLICK THE CUSTOM BUTTON OR SEND ME A CONVO.

You can follow my shop at: facebook.com/KarenWhalenDesigns or twitter @KWhalenDesigns. Don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page to stay up to date on special promotions.

Thank you for stopping by.

KarenW

Karen Whalen

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Karen Whalen

Rose bouquet earrings by KarenWhalenDesigns
US$50.00
Pearl Pendant Necklace by KarenWhalenDesigns
US$95.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(35)
tfmcoach

tfmcoach on Aug 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It is extremely well designed and light for spring and summer wear. I just love Karen's designs and workmanship. Everything I have of hers, and I have a few, is just fabulous.

lavenderjt

lavenderjt on Aug 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, the best looking example of purple turquoise I could find. Very responsive to communications.

dkb35

dkb35 on Jun 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The color is mesmerizing. The bracelet is lovely and has a substantial feel. The seller shipped it very quickly, and it arrived as promised, safely and beautifully boxed. Thank you.

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Pearl Pendant Necklace by KarenWhalenDesigns
US$95.00

About

Karen Whalen - Handcrafted Artisan Gemstone and Pearl Jewelry

I have always loved creating beautiful things. As a child growing up in London I was taught to sew at an early age. The sewing machine became a way of translating the ideas in my head into fashion reality.

When I moved to Washington D.C. my need to continue the creative process grew. For the black tie and ladies-who-lunch events I attended there was always an opportunity for me to outdo my last ensemble. This led to friends and family asking me to design and make wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. There was also a Mae West ensemble I made for a drag queen hairdressing show - now that was an awesome challenge!

When I moved to Boston for law school, my time was limited and the fabric store choices even more so. As a result my creative juices all but dried up, until the day I stepped into a downtown bead store. It was a treasure trove of never ending inspiration.

I am not the person who says, "I've made jewelry all my life." I'm the woman who discovered there was another path to take her penchant for creating beautiful things. I rarely put my ideas onto paper before turning them into reality. The inspiration comes from the beads as they lay spread across my messy workspace - a space my husband doesn't understand!

I get a special thrill when I shop for my materials. I am drawn to color. The way I put things

My hope is that when you receive a piece of Karen Whalen Designs jewelry you feel your inner beauty and confidence shine as you walk a little taller with your head held high.

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 26, 2012
Welcome and thank you for visiting my store. If you have any question about my art or jewelry, please do not hesitate to contact me using the Contact feature.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Your payment is due at the time of purchase. I accept Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to use your credit card through Paypal. Please pay within 72 hours of your purchase or the items will be re-listed and your order canceled.
Shipping
Your jewelry purchase will be mailed in a gift box placed in a bubble envelope and sent 24-48 hours from receipt of payment. Your artwork purchase will be shipped in a stiff bend-proof mailer. I ship using USPS and your purchase will include delivery confirmation for the US. Shipping to the U.S. is $4.00 and $2.00 for each additional item. Shipping to Canada is $8.00 for the first item and $3.00 for each additional item. All other areas is $10.00 for the first item and $4.00 for each additional item, and is shipped USPS First Class mail which does not include delivery confirmation. If your country requires the package sent via Registered Mail or Priority International, a seperate charge will be incurred by the Buyer and I will send an invoice through Paypal. I am not responsible for an undelivered package once I have delivered it to the post office, but I will assist you in tracking it. Please note, I am not responsible for any customs fees. Please check with your local customs office for guidance on any fees they may charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take great pride in my work. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 2 days from receipt of your purchase. Once I have received the item back in its original condition, I will refund your money less the shipping charge or the refund amount can be applied to another item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please Note: The gemstones and pearls are a product of nature and it is not uncommon for slight irregularities or inclusions in these materials. I will do my best to state in the description and to show in the pictures any of the above mentioned.